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Back Foot / Front Foot tactic

Front foot, back foot from Dave Clarke's Soccer Tactics Made Simple

The foot furthest away from the ball is known as the back foot.

When receiving the ball, with time and space to turn, a player should open his body and receive the ball on his back foot to dribble forward.

Front foot refers to the foot nearest the ball.

When receiving the ball under pressure from an opponent and unable to turn, a player must receive the ball on his front foot and protect the ball by placing his body between the ball and the opponent. Now the player can choose to pass to a team mate or turn away from the opponent using a quick skill or trick.

Back foot from Dave Clarke's Soccer Tactics Made Simple

Back foot: The ball is played to the foot furthest from the defender

Front foot from Dave Clarke's Soccer Tactics Made Simple

Front foot: The ball is played to the foot nearest the passer

This tactic comes from Dave Clarke’s Soccer Tactics Made Simple which explains 58 of the game’s tactical concepts in simple, plain language. Click here to learn more.

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